C.A.S.A. - the Social Club
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C.A.S.A. Events Diary

This page provides information about our forthcoming events, all of which do require pre-booking and are open to non-members, usually at a 2 Euro surcharge. We normally include an allowance for gratuities, where appropriate, in our prices.


The first section shows the current events for which bookings can be made now via any committee member (contact information provided in the latest Club Newsletter) or via the form on the 'Contact Us' page.


Please note any 'last booking date' shown for an event, if none is shown then we need to receive bookings by 7 days before the function.


Driving directions to the venue and a road map will normally be added about 10 days before each event.


The final section contains advance information about future events which are still in the planning stage - details may change - significantly!

Current Events

available to book now




28th September


End of Summer







We always try to celebrate the passing of the summer's heat

-and the tourists, with a special dinner.

This year we have managed to arrange to return

to the number 1 restaurant in the area.

(According to TripAdvisor)


Restaurant / Bistro Rainha

Near Barragem do Arade, Silves


Sorry - Not surprisingly this dinner is now fully booked,

we are keeping a 'reserve list' in case of any cancellations.


Dinner Menu






Salmon Tartare with Wasabi Mayo

Salad of slowcooked Smoked Duck with Mango


Main Course:

Veal Sirloin steak   - please advise :

     - Your choice of dressing - Bearnaise or Black Truffel butter

     - How you like it prepared (Rare, Medium etc.)

Lambshank in the oven with Red Wine sauce

Sea Bass Confit


Each served with appropriate vegetables and potatoes.



Cheesecake with Salted Caramel

White Chocolate Pannacota and Raspberry



Water,  Red or White Wine,  Beer,  Soft drink


Additional drinks before or after the meal are not included and must be paid separately, thank you.  There is a 'mix it yourself' Gin Bar, €4.50 per go.


Inclusive price is €32 for members, €34 non-members,

Maximum of 50 places available.


     Sorry - Not surprisingly this dinner is now fully booked,

     we are keeping a 'reserve list' in case of any cancellations.





Some members have asked if local accomodation is available to avoid late night long drives after the dinner.


The nearest two 'proper' hotels are both in Silves about 8Km away along the EN124.


The 'Hotel Colina dos Mouros', a relatively modern hotel (built 2000), most of the 57 guest rooms have views over the river and/or of Silves Castle/Cathedral. Telephone: 282 442 627    www.colinahotels.com   and on all the common hotel booking sites.


The 'Ponta Romana', an older more traditional 'Residential'. Located on the upper floor of a popular local restaurant and event venue at the old Roman bridge over the Rio Arade.  Tel: 966 309 896  On the usual hotel booking sites.


Closer to Rainha are three small private places:

(Ordered by driving distance from Rainha on quiet country roads)


At 1.7Km is 'Duas Quintas Guest House'  a small private B&B place.  Telephone: 919 729 799    www.duasquintas.com


Just along the same road at 2.3Km is 'Quinta dos Rio Country Inn' which is a small 'Tourismo Rural'.  Telephone: 282 445 528   www.quintadoriosilves.com


Then in the village of Pinheiro e Garado at 2.8Km  is 'Gato Preto de Silves' a B&B (takes adults only).  Tel: 962 774 671    www.gatopretodesilves.com


All of these have good reviews on travel websites but C.A.S.A.  has no actual experience or connection with them.

Driving directions to the restaurant:


The restaurant is about half-way between Silves and S.B. Messines on a sharp right-hand bend on the EN124-3 which goes to the Barragem do Arade.  There is a large palm tree on the traffic island where the EN124-3 joins the EN124. There is a limited amount of road-side parking close to the restaurant.


GPS location:     37°13'19.47"N    8°22'43.09"W

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From Carvoiero, Portimao or anywhere further west: first head (EN125, EN124, A22 etc) via the Lagoa area to the town of SILVES following road signs. Cross the bridge over the Rio Arade and turn right at the traffic lights following the signs for S. B. Messines along the EN124 eastwards (also signed for Lisboa). About 8Km out of Silves take the turning on the left at the large palm tree signposted Barragem do Arade.


From Albufeira or anywhere further east: head to S.B. Messines (IC1, N264 or A2).  Do not go into the town but take the bypass following the signs for Silves along the EN124 westward.  About 7Km from Messines take the turning on the right at the large palm tree signposted Barragem do Arade.


From anywhere such as Pera, Guia, Porches etc which lie between the above the simplest route is probably to take the EN125 to the roundabout at the western edge of Alcantarilha (there is an ALDI supermarket at the roundabout). Take the very narrow road (facing away from Aldi) over a small bridge into the village. In a short distance is a junction with the church facing you.  Turn (carefully) left so that the church is to your right and follow the road out of town. Follow the road (N269-1) north about 5Km untill it meets the N269 (Silves to Algoz) road at Alcantarilha Gare.  Turn right and immediately left over the level crossing and up the hill behind the station. Follow this road north for 6Km untill it meets the EN124 (Silves to Messines) road. Turn left towards Silves then right at the palm tree signposted Barragem do Arade.


Rainha is on a corner just 1Km along from the palm tree. There is limited parking on the left side of the road after the restaurant, please park 'economically' due to the limited space.


See also the above map for the accomodation.


Friday October 18th



Car Treasure Hunt


followed by lunch at

Recanto dos Mouros






Approx 40 km country drive from a location near Guia/Porches (starting at a cafe/coffee shop for refreshments) to a traditional Portuguese restaurant on the north edge of Silves. 

Detailed starting point joining instructions will be provided only after booking.

Minimum 2 and maximum 5 people per car, at least one person must be a CASA member.


The Treasure Hunt / Motor Meander will start around 10:30 (cars will be dispatched at short intervals) and should take about 1 ½ hours.

There will be a prize for the most clues correctly solved en-route, please note that this is not a race, there is no advantage in completing the route quickly!


The prize plus a trophy to be held for one year will be presented during lunch.


There is outside patio seating at the Restaurant and the bar will be open, any pre-lunch refreshments are not included in the lunch price so should be paid for when ordering.

If joining for lunch only without taking part in the treasure hunt please arrive no later than 12:45 as the lunch will be served at 13:00 sharp. 




COUVERT -  Olives, cheese, ham and bread.

STARTERS:  Vegetable Soup  OR  Mixed Salad

MAINS:        Turkey with mushrooms   OR
                   Lamb stew   OR
                   Pork slices   OR
                   Grilled Fish   possibly Rabalo, but depends what is good

                                      in the market on the day.

DESSERTS: As available on the day.


Meal includes Wine, water and coffee.


Price for the Treasure Hunt and Lunch: Members : €22 and Guests : €24

Same price for those that come only for the lunch.


Map and directions to Recanto dos Mouros will be added here early October.

Directions to the start of the Treasure Hunt (a cafe near to Porches) will be sent direct to participants.  Refreshments will be available.


4-8 November



CASA Annual Trip


Cadiz area







Sorry, although we have arranged a larger than

usual coach this year all the available

seats are now booked.


Enjoy 4 nights in Cadiz including tours

with free time to explore, browse, shop and relax.



Transport in Air-Conditioned Coach

(photo above)


4 nights half board in the 5-star Hotel

Iberostar Selection Andalucia Playa



Balletic Horse Display

Free time to explore


Doñana National Park:

Boat Cruise with Guided Tour 



Bodega Gutiérrez Colosia

Guided Tour and tasting

 Time to explore, shop, etc.


Lunch in Huelva  on the return journey


All prices are per person:

       Double €385

       Double (with sea-side view) €425

       Single occupancy €490  (limited number available)

         (all rooms in the hotel have twin beds)



         Coach travel,  4 nights hotel,  4 buffet breakfasts,

         4 buffet dinners (with wine),  1 Lunch, listed outings.


€100 non-refundable deposit due on booking,

balance due by 21st September 2019


We have sufficient bookings to confirm the trip,

all available seats/rooms are booked.

We hold a reserve list in case of cancellations.




16th November


'After Trip' Dinner



Por do Sol





6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.




First course: Vegetable soup OR

                   Mixed salad

Mains: Monkfish Algarvia with Almonds OR

          Grilled Seabream with butter & Aromatic herbs OR
          Pork Tenderloin with Béarnaise Sauce OR

          Chicken Curry with rice
Fish is served with batata cozidas & vegetables.

Meat is served with batata fritas & vegetables.

Desserts: Créme brülée OR

               Fruit Salad.


Half a bottle of wine, water, coffee.


€20 for members and €22 for guests.

Future Events

Not yet available to book




7th December


Christmas  Dinner





This year we will be at a

newly opened restaurant




at Monte Carvoeiro


Reception with a welcome drink from 18:30

Buffet Style Christmas Dinner served from 19:00


Menu includes:

'Couvert' / Starter


Full 'English' Christmas dinner of:

Roast Turkey or Beef, served with pigs in blankets (sausages with bacon),

roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, parsnips, carrots & peas:

Sauces: horseradish for the beef, cranberry for the turkey and gravy.


ALSO: Fish and Vegetarian alternatives


followed by


Christmas Pudding with brandy custard or
Fruit salad with cream/ice cream

Includes Wine,  water, coffee & mince pie.


There will be a live musician and we expect that

Father Christmas just might put in an appearance!


Final details and price yet to be confirmed.

 - 2020  -



After Hangover




January 18th


Other Events

are currently being planned,

 details not yet confirmed.


Please note -

Some pictures used on this page are 'stock' images and may not necessarily reflect the actual event location or contents.

We are based in Carvoeiro in the West-Central Algarve of Portugal.

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